Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Risk It!

Exactly a year ago today I got up really early and Dominyk, Quin (or golden retriever/lab mix) and Gizmo (RIP) packed into the Equinox with everything we would need for the coming month. We headed for Virginia.

At that point in time we weren’t completely sure that Bart had a church here in Virginia, meaning we didn’t know where we were going to live. We had yet to sell our house and didn’t know if we were going to need to buy one. There were so many uncertainties that we truly felt like Abraham who “left, not knowing where he was going.”

But a year later we couldn’t be more grateful that God brought us here. Sure, 2016 has been a year like none other we have ever had. It has been a crazy ride at work and our family life has had it’s ups and downs. But God has provided so well for all of us, miracle after miracle. We love our jobs, we love our church, we love our parsonage, we have made great friends.

That’s not to say that we don’t miss things about Minnesota (thought the weather isn’t one of them). There are people that we miss, places we miss, and definitely grandchildren who make our hearts ache with how much we wish we could be with them. But God has been incredibly faithful.

I’m sharing all of that with you to say this: If God is calling you to step (or skydive) out of your comfort zone, don’t hesitate. If you are sure He wants try something new, go for it. Don’t let fear hold you back.

I read a quote this morning that resonated with me:

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” Dennis Waitley

As we look towards 2017, ask God what risks He would like you to take.

This song is definitely a song that is my heart beat. I hope you will make it part of your constant life song.

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